Start with five minutes and let me know what happens. . .
Wouldn't it be great to pop 2 pills and poof -- instant peace? I have been in pursuit of that elusive son of a gun called inner peace my whole life; there have been moments when I've touched it and it felt like Nirvana; most times my monkey mind has control.
I think the main key to achieving peace is to simply stop. Stop our crazy pursuit of everything - and breathe.
I realized I needed to stop being a human doing and become a human being again. I made a promise to myself. Every single morning even if it's only 5 minutes, I would sit on the couch in the the sunlight with my cats, savor my coffee and just be.
You know something? The quality of my life has changed. I am more present in everything I do. I'm calmer on the inside. I don't think that inner peace needs to be costumed in long flowing robes or you have to chant or hold your fingers in a certain position. When you stop searching so hard and breathe, inner peace can come to you on little cat feet, like a wonderful gift. Try it.
Start with five minutes every morning and let me know how it goes. I'm often intimidated by the hugeness of beginning any task. So I'm learning to take it one tiny step at a time with my life vision as a focus. My five minutes has turned into 30 minutes, and sometimes it's an hour. I have no rules for this time, only that it's all mine to do with what ever I want. It's not a time to be productive, it's a time to dream, to imagine, to visualize and most of all, to breathe.
Let me know how it works for you. . .